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[2012.201.B0051.0206]

Description: Several men looking over a plane wreck as a group of women watch. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Harry Hentschel killed in crash July 4th."
Date: July 5, 1935
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[2012.201.B0051.0208]

Description: A crumpled and wrecked airplane lies upside down in the middle of a field with wheels in the air. Harry Hentschel was killed in the accident. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Harry Hentschel killed by airplane crash."
Date: July 5, 1935
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

An Abandoned Farmstead

Description: A photograph from the Dust Bowl era taken by the USDA Soil Conservation Service showing an abandoned, drought-stricken farmstead in Texas County, Oklahoma. Farm equipment can be seen buried in drifts of dirt before a derelict home and outbuildings and a weather-beaten windmill
Date: October 5, 1937
Creator: United States. Soil Conservation Service
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Broken Elk City Reservoir Dam/Elk City Project

Description: Photograph of the aftermath of a six-inch rain, which broke the Elk City Reservoir Dam. Notice the concrete debris in the foreground. The back of the photograph proclaims, “View of broken dam from downstream side. A six inch rain in one night caused the dam to overtop its entire length and finally break. Notice the huge pieces of concrete from the core wall and facing that were carried down by the water. A large bridge washed through this break. This dam and reservoir, which cost $350,000, silted in 48% in nine years and was soon to be abandoned because its storage capacity was reduced too much for it to be relied upon for city water supply.”
Date: May 5, 1936
Creator: Hufnagle
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society
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